Bruce Leventhal Two-Day Outdoor Photography Workshop, Part I

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

Join accomplished photographer, ecologist, and Minnesota biology teacher Bruce Leventhal for a two-day workshop on creating and taking nature photographs.

Part I: Friday, October 5
Participants will meet Friday evening at the Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake for an instructional seminar. Topics will include:
  • How to create compelling landscape, wildlife, and macro subjects
  • Exposure theory, creative use of aperture and shutter, composition, and the character of light
  • Essential equipment for nature photography and how to us it
  • Logistics for Saturday, October 6's morning shoot (tentatively at Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge but location subject to change)

This workshop is designed for people wanting to learn how to use: Digital SLR, Mirrorless, Advanced Point and Shoot, or Film Cameras. A tripod is recommended, but not required. 

You are welcome to bring food to this session. Light refreshments will also be provided by the library. 

Part II: Saturday, October 6
Participants will meet at an off-site location Saturday morning around sunrise at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge (location subject to change). From there, the group will explore landscape, macro, and different wildlife photographic techniques. There will also be an opportunity to get some one-on-one time and attention with gear.  

To see Bruce and Tamy Leventhal's amazing collection of nature photographs go to or follow them at Instagram @BruceLeventhal.

Registration begins September 1. Please stop by the Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake or give us a call at 651-275-7300 to reserve your seat. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be able to attend both days of the workshop.

Event Type(s): Crafts/Hobbies, Science/Nature, Summer Learning
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Bruce Leventhal
Hardwood Creek Library
(651) 275-7300

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